Did the strangest coincidence ever recorded take place today, December 5th, in 1664, 1785 and 1820? We head to the Welsh coast and delve into the creepy improbability of the three deaths of Hugh Williams.
Watch your step as you board your Doom Buggy for a behind the scenes look at the most popular haunted houses in the world. From the decade long struggle to open the attraction, to the incredible ride mechanics and effects, to the creepy legends and bits of trivia...welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion!
In Kingston, Ontario, the gruesomely botched double hanging of Daniel Mann and James Deacon has become something of a legend. Join us as we journey back to that fateful day in 1870 to discover what happened and the unique set of the circumstances that led these two men to face the hangman’s rope.
On November 24, 1971, a man only identified as Dan (or D.B.) Cooper hijacked a Northwest Boeing 727 en route from Portland to Seattle. He cunningly ransomed the plane and its passengers for $200,000, before parachuting from aircraft mid-flight. Despite exhaustive searches and investigations, the man, the money, and the parachutes, have never been found. Join us as we explore one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in U.S. history!
Tom Thomson is one of Canada’s most celebrated artists and cultural icons. However, the events surrounding his tragic death in 1917, at the age of 39, continue to be source of interest and controversy. Was it an accident? Suicide? Or, a conspiracy to hide a grizzly murder? Join us as we chat with distinguished Thomson researcher, Gregory Klages, about his new book, The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact From Fiction.
Are miracles nothing more than statistical probabilities? Are unobserved rare events happening around us all the time? Can you give yourself better odds at wining the lottery? In episode 12 we speak with distinguished statistician, Professor David J. Hand, about his book: The Improbability Principle – Why Coincidences, Miracles and Rare Events Happen Every Day. The odds are very favourable that you will enjoy this interview.
On February 4th, 1880, Canada’s most notorious family, The Black Donnellys, were massacred in their home by a vigilante group of their neighbours. In Episode 11 of Haunted Talks, we take you inside the Donnelly legend. What happened on that fateful night? Were the Donnellys “evil” or convenient scapegoats? Do their restless spirits still linger at the place where they met such a violent end?
Listener Advisory: This episode does contain descriptions of significant violence.
In Episode 10 of our "Haunted Talks" podcast we chat with international newsmaker Stu De Haan, of The Satanic Temple. He shares common misconceptions about his beliefs and why Phoenix City Council did everything in their power to try to stop his group from speaking at a recent meeting. This is a must-listen episode!
Few things capture the imagination like the thought of time travel. Many great works of fiction have been based on the concepts of changing the past, experiencing a distant future or the many paradoxes that exist in between. In episode 9 we chat with prodigious science writer, Brian Clegg, about his book, “How to Build a Time Machine: The Real Science of Time Travel”. How close are we getting? What barriers stand in our way? What is spaghettification and is it as bad as it sounds? All this and more in episode 9!